Details of Disappearance
Hickle was last seen in a meadow near his family's farm southwest of Pine River in Bungo Township, Minnesota between noon and 1:00 p.m. on June 11, 1938. His two older brothers, aged ten and thirteen, went to round up cattle and told him to stay where he was until they returned.
When the brothers came back, Hickle was gone. His parents searched for him all afternoon and all night, thinking he had wandered into the woods. He had done that before and would usually turn up a short distance from where he was last seen.
At 6:00 a.m. the next day, the police became involved. Hickle has never been heard from again in spite of an extensive search involving tracker dogs, an airplane and some 1,500 people.
His parents and all of his siblings are now deceased, but one of his nieces is alive and still hopes for answers in her uncle's disappearance. There have been no leads as to Hickle's whereabouts in decades.